Scarf wraps are great additions to your wardrobe, especially if you live in cool-climate areas. If you love scarves, you probably love cashmere. And if you do, you understand that care and maintenance are essential to make them last a long time, if not a lifetime.
Here are some tips on how you can keep your cashmere scarves longer.
Should you hand wash or machine wash?
Some people opt to hand wash cashmere scarves for fear or ruining them in the washer. But you can always machine wash your delicate cashmere items, as long as you use cold water and the gentlest cycle available on your machine. For extra precaution, you can put your cashmere scarf or sweater in a mesh bag to protect it during the wash cycle. This can help prevent tangling and snagging.
Use the right cleaning products.
Your standard detergent can be too harsh or abrasive for delicate materials such as cashmere. Your scarf wraps are expensive investments, so make sure you also invest in the right cleaning products such as specially made shampoo and conditioners. To keep your cashmere looking fine in between washes, you can also invest in a cashmere brush.
Learn how to dry cashmere the right way
Whether your hand wash or machine wash, don’t hang them out in the sunshine to dry. Lay them flat on a surface and allow them to dry naturally. It’s also important to not squeeze or wring you cashmere products. If you want to remove excess water, you can lay the cashmere scarf on a towel and roll it like a burrito. This will remove the excess water without ruining the shape. It’s also important not to tumble dry your cashmere products.
For the Love of Cashmere
Cashmere scarves are more expensive that other scarves made from other materials. They’re great investments that would make excellent hand-me-downs for future generations to enjoy. Consider these care and maintenance tips if you have a cashmere scarf or a collection of it at home.